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In Depth: Middle East and Mohamed Morsi

11 Dec 2012

Egypt’s Mounting Crisis

President Morsi is a lonely man these days. As protesters rally against him, he’s depending on a security apparatus he barely trusts—and that might not trust him either. Will the center hold?
6 Feb 2013

Confronting Morsi's Blind Spot

Egyptian President Morsi vigorously condemns what he considers Jewish-instigated violence. But is Morsi blind to violence within his own religion?
13 Sep 2012

Egypt's President Imitates Ayatollah Khomeini

pretty much stands alone. We don’t punish people who blaspheme Christianity. We’re certainly not going to start punishing people who blaspheme ...

5 Jan 2013

Morsi in His Own Words

and besiege the Zionist wherever they are. None of the Arab or Muslim peoples ...

1 Jul 2013

Egypt on the Brink

Brotherhood offices and a handful of people, including an American student named ...

15 Aug 2013

The Truth About Egypt

Arguably, Egypt is in worse shape now than it was under Mubarak: it’s more chaotic, more violent, its economy is imploding, and its people are increasingly desperate.
27 Sep 2012

Give Egypt's Aid Money to Libya

Libyans were saying while people elsewhere flew bin-Ladenist flags and set ...

2 Jul 2013

The Relativity of Racism

Bigoted comments crop up everywhere, as when Egypt’s future president called Israelis “descendants of apes and pigs” three years ago. Why didn’t Mohamed Morsi suffer the same fate as Paula Deen?
19 Jun 2012

Winter in Cairo

Egypt's presidential election gave its citizens a brief glimmer of hope for springtime in Cairo—before the military ensured it would remain firmly in a position of power.
3 Jul 2013

Armed Forces Control Egypt

The millions of people out in Cairo's streets are not all Jeffersonian ...

25 Jun 2012

How Free Were Egypt’s Elections?

After a closer look at Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cohorts, it’s hard to see Egypt heading toward a freer future.
28 Jun 2013

Luxor in Revolt

pushed by people who haven’t been born yet. Middle East Egypt Mohamed Morsi ...

13 May 2013

Mubarak and Morsi

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is back in court again. This time the Islamist president and scheming generals now running the country cast his rule in a somewhat different light.
4 Jul 2012

Chasing Demons from the Middle East to the Balkans

Ethnic divisions and tensions take on different forms across the world. What is universal, however, is our obligation to not stand by while sectarian slaughter wipes out millions.
2 Apr 2013

Egypt’s Coming Revolution

Revolution can be a dangerous political option, but if so many Egyptians—from farmers to comedians to lawyers—want to check the Muslim Brotherhood’s power, who are we to object?
6 Feb 2013

Confronting Morsi's Blind Spot

Egyptian President Morsi vigorously condemns what he considers Jewish-instigated violence. But is Morsi blind to violence within his own religion?
20 Aug 2013

Media Distortion and the Brotherhood's 'Peaceful' Activists

Mohamed Morsi’s supporters have been holding sit-ins and protests for more than a month, but are they really just nonviolent activists? A closer look would suggest otherwise.
18 Sep 2012

Morsi: America's Cowardly Ally

After Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s feeble reaction to protests in Cairo last week, is it time to reconsider US help to his country altogether?
26 Nov 2012

Egypt's Morsi Proclaims Himself Pharaoh

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says his power expansion is only "temporary," but no matter what happens later, he has declared himself dictator. If he isn't stopped, that's exactly what he will be.
11 Jul 2013

Getting the Muslim Brotherhood Wrong

Everyone, from Western liberals to the Egyptians themselves, misread the rise and quick fall of the Muslim Brotherhood.